Jeffrey Lynn Ashmead, 40
Graveside funeral services for Jeffrey Lynn Ashmead, 40, of Gainesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Isabella Cemetery in Isabella with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Mr. Ashmead died Oct. 8 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
He was born April 6, 1979, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, the son of Lester and Joyce Wells Ashmead.
He lived in Bangor, Maine, where he enjoyed working at a mill preparing lumber for log homes. He moved back to the Ozarks in 2007. He loved woodworking, being outdoors and spending time with his family. No matter what struggles he faced, he always had a big smile on his face. He was known as someone who always put others first; he was charismatic and positive and had a heart of gold.
He is survived by his daughters, Jaylyn and Cassandra Ashmead of Bangor; one stepson, Ryan Hill; sisters Sharon Ashmead, Kristie Ashmead, Sondra Ashmead and Jennifer Ashmead, all of Gainesville; his brother, Michael Ashmead of Poplar Bluff; nephews Curtis Ashmead, Christopher Ashmead and Travis Ashmead; and nieces Sonya Parker and Sarah Ashmead.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ricky Ashmead.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, director.